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## Main Question or Discussion Point

**"must haves" classic textbooks?**

So, what are the must have books for a physics person?... I mean what would be the PERFECT collection of classic physics textbooks? If you can chose a set of physics books on your bookshelf, what would the ones that you absolutely need to have?

I know that Goldstein's classical mechanics is a must...

so, let's name a couple others on some other fields, such as astrophysics, fluid dynamics, relativity... you name it.

edit: so let me compile a list:

**Introductory Physics:**

The Feynman Lectures on Physics (Richard P. Feynman, Robert B. Leighton, and Matthew Sands)

**Thermal Physics:**

An Introduction to Thermal Physics (by by Daniel V. Schroeder)

**Classical Mechanics:**

Classical Mechanics (by Herbert Goldstein, Charles P. Poole, John L. Safko)

**Fluid Mechanics**

Fluid Mechanics (by L.D. Landau , E.M. Lifschitz)

**Electrodynamics:**

Introduction to Electrodynamics (by David J. Griffiths)

**Special Relativity:**

Spacetime Physics (by Edwin F. Taylor, John Archibald Wheeler)

**Quantum Mechanics:**

Introduction to Quantum Mechanics (by David J. Griffiths)

Modern Quantum Mechanics (by J. J. Sakurai)

**Solid State Physics:**

Introduction to Solid State Physics (by Charles Kittel)

so, anything about fluid dynamics, astrophysics, cosmology, general relativity, statistical physics?

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